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One-step formation of multiple emulsions in microfluidics

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Abstract

We present a robust way to create multiple emulsions with controllable shell thicknesses that can vary over a wide range. We use a microfluidic device to create a coaxial jet of immiscible fluids; using a dripping instability, we break the jet into multiple emulsions. By controlling the thickness of each layer of the jet, we adjust the thicknesses of the shells of the multiple emulsions. The same method is also effective in creating monodisperse emulsions from fluids that cannot otherwise be controllably emulsified, such as, for example, viscoelastic fluids.

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Submitted
23 Jul 2010
Accepted
21 Sep 2010
First published
22 Oct 2010

Lab Chip, 2011,11, 253-258
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One-step formation of multiple emulsions in microfluidics

A. R. Abate, J. Thiele and D. A. Weitz, Lab Chip, 2011, 11, 253
DOI: 10.1039/C0LC00236D

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